1990 Toyota 80 VXL
Pending Sale: $25,995
Toyota's Land Cruiser 80 Series is the flagship SUV in Toyota's model lineup. The refinement and capability are unmatched, and this 1990 Land Cruiser is a prime example of a desirable rig. Originally finished in Dark Bluish Gray Metallic (183), a fresh coat of Lunar Rock paint works to set off the look. Stunning in person to say the least the pictures cannot do this rig justice. The body is in good shape aside from some normal dings and chips, and is adorned with OEM rainguards and some mean-looking 16" Method Racing alloys. Offered with a mere 138k verified and documented miles, this triple-locked truck is as capable as they come. Fresh off a recent service, this durable turbodiesel SUV won't last long. For those who value efficiency, luxury, toughness, and performance this is surely your Japanese Classic.
The interior volume in this 80 series is massive and there is plenty of head, shoulder, and legroom for all. You can easily seat five passengers comfortably with all their gear in tow. The VX model is equipped with power amenities for driver convenience, including power windows, power mirrors, locks, and an electric sunroof. All these options work and make daily use convenient other than the power-folding feature on the side mirrors. . A woodgrain steering wheel replaced the OEM one which not only gives the driver a better grip but adds to the interior aesthetics. A working Carrozzeria radio helps supply some tunes and a simple to use automatic climate system is standard and blows cold a/c. There is a notable crack on the dash which is a common issue on these older vehicles. The seats are trimmed in a soft cloth that lacks any major rips, stains, or tears aside from the passenger seat which was victim to a drink spill. They are supportive on long trips and durable too. The carpets and clean but we did want to note some imperfections on the headliner and door cards. The previous owner has taken exceptional care of this rig and it shows. Even the original owner's manuals can be found in the glove box adding to the originality.
The 1HD-T turbo diesel engine can be found underneath the large bonnet of this 80 series. At 4.2L it makes plenty of power while sipping fuel. The mechanicals are simple and straightforward when it comes to ease of ownership, and the straight-six is fresh off an oil and filter service. Thanks to two new 12v batteries it starts up quickly and sets into a near vibration-free idle. Paired up with this beast of an engine, the automatic 4-speed transmission sends power to all four wheels through a full-time 4WD system. It includes low gearing, but the die-hard enthusiasts will be most appreciative of the triple locking differentials. We flushed the front differential with new fluid and the system is fully operational. The driveline makes this brute nearly unstoppable on trails and loose surfaces and is great for resale value. On the tarmac, the rig is happy at highway speeds and accelerates well. Shifting is seamless and the torque is prodigious. The brakes are confident and the suspension is suited just fine for daily use. One of our trained techs replaced the front left outer tie rod and she's now good to go. To complete the vehicle we installed four new Falken all-terrain tires at all four corners. These should last for tens of thousands of miles to come and will deliver premium year-round grip.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.